ALPJOBS grant information:

Grant Agreement: n. 1/2/6 - ALPJOBS

Coordinator: Gian Antonio Battistel

Funding: Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund (ARPAF)

Timeframe: 01.03.2018 - 28.02.2020

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Research and Innovation Centre

Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Trento-IT, Lead partner), Polo Poschiavo (CH), Umweltbundesamt (AT), Plattform Land (Bolzano-IT), Kmetijsko gozdarska zbornica Slovenije - Zavod za kmetijstvo in gozdarstvo Maribor/Slovene (SI)


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alpjobs | Objectives

What will ALPJOBS do?

ALPJOBS, by using the methods derived from Futures Studies, will help to answer to following open questions:

  • how to involve young, entrepreneurs, labor agencies, local policy makers and interest groups in developing sustainable innovations of the local social economic system;
  • how formal and/or non-formal and/or informal education system and vocational training centres could match right competences (that is mix of skills and knowledge and “on the job” ability) required within year 2030 by regional enterprises and job seekers;
  • how to promote the anticipatory governance in establishing and maintaining in the future attractive job opportunities, as well as enhance the resilience of local communities, among local actors within Alpine remote regions of EUSALPs area.


It has to be considered as a learning and testing experience with results at different levels in terms of:

  • spread of competences in stakeholders and agents of change in Alpine remote areas on adaptation to or orientation of (ie anticipation) local opportunities for the labor market and innovation;
  • collection of insights and strategic indications for possible future-proof projects of local development in collaboration with the local communities;
  • fostering the awareness of entrepreneurial and social actors on the importance of involving young people and building strategies for local development, looking at the medium-long term and the related uncertainties.